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TREATMENTCOURTS COORDINATING COMMISSION 

Treatment Court Fact Sheet 


r'MiUmu 





Honorable George W. Draper, Chair Judge 

Honorable Marco Roldan, Presiding Judge 

Mark Stringer, Director 

Vacant, 

Julie Fogelberg 


Supreme Court of Missouri 

16th Judicial Circuit 

Department of Mental Elealth 

Department of Social Services 

Prosecuting Attorney Representative 

Honorable Lawrence Mooney, Judge 

Kevin Austin, 

Anne Precythe, Director 

Sandra Karsten 

S. Dean Price 


Missouri Court ofAppeals-Eastern District 

Treatment Court Commissioner 

31st Judicial Circuit 

Department of Corrections 

Director, Department of Public Safety 

Criminal Defense Bar Representative 


WhyTreatment Courts? 




Proven cost-effective 
method of diverting 
offenders from 
incarceration in prisons 


Lower the recidivism 
rate of offenders 
when compared with 
either incarceration 
or probation 


Allow offenders 
to remain in the 
community, to work, 
pay taxes, support 
families 


Help ensure child 
support payments 
are made 

drugs/alcohol, saving 
the state millions of 
dollars in lifetime costs 


Reduce the number Reduce crime and the 
of babies born need for foster care 

prenatally exposed to 








MISSOURI TREATMENT COURT HISTORY 


1993 # 



Jackson County 

The first treatment court 
started in 1993 in Jackson 
County 


First Legislation 


The first legislation for 
Missouri treatment court 
passed in 1998 


#1998 



Veterans 

Treatment Courts 

- • 

Legislation was passed in 
2013 to establish veterans 
treatment courts 


DWI Court 


Legislation was passed in 
2010 to establish DWI court 
dockets which allowed for 
limited driving privileges to 
be issued to participants and 
graduates of a DWI court in 
Missouri 


Treatment Court 
Standards 

2018 #- 

Legislation was passed in 

■ 2018 to further define all 

treatment court models 
and provide for the 
development of treatment 
court standards 


2010 # 



2013 


Treatment Court Coordinating Commission | P.O. 


MISSOURI 

TREATMENT 

COURT 

PROGRAMS 


As of Decennber 2019, 45 judicial circuits had the following treatment 
court programs: 



Juvenile 

Treatment 

Courts 

Serving 5 
counties 


DWI 

Courts 

Serving 29 
counties 



Adult 

Treatment 

Courts 

Serving 101 
counties 



Veterans 

Treatment 

Courts 

Serving 40 
counties 



Family 

Treatment 

Courts 

Serving 20 
counties 


SAVE 

LIVES 



+ 4,800 

current active 
participants 


+ 22,000 

treatment court 
graduates 


952 

drug-free babies 
born to treatment 
court participants 


ADDRESS 

ISSUES 



In 2017, 951 Missourians 
lost their lives to an opioid 
overdose (includes heroin 
and prescription opioids). 
Source: Department of 
Health and Senior Services 


As of December 31, 2016, 
there were 32,461 offenders 
in Missouri state prisons. 

Of these, 7,422 had drug or 
DWI convictions. Source: 
Missouri DOC Annual Report 

2016 




3,451 

From April 2018 through March 2019, caretaker drug or alcohol use was cited as a factor for 3,451 children 
removed to foster care in Missouri. Source: Fostering Court Improvement 


< 104480 I Jefferson City, MO 65101 | 1-888-541-4894 | courts.mo.gov 

Revised December 2019